I must say, when I first saw this trend poppin' up on shelves I found the whole thing to be very awkward.
*Cue inner monologue*
It's a bootie: cute
But it's a little too high up the ankle: not cute
But it's patent leather: a plus
but it's just a little try-hard with the whole square-ness of it all: pass
This was initially my thought process, so color me shocked when I donned on a pair of my trusty Kick-Flair jeans and found that I was reaching for the proverbial high-ankled bootie that was not sitting on my shoe shelf but on the shoe shelf of a store. A store in which I walk through, scoff at the footwear, and walk right out of.
Foolish, foolish me.
Also looking at all the different options had me thinking, this could be a great solution for my fall to winter wardrobe styling needs. It keep my ankles warm, which then keeps me warm, but also allows me to wear looser jeans, like a boyfriend or kick-flair, a little longer into the fall season. Because, as much as I love a good skinny, I'm just not ready.
And also, it's still hot in the afternoon, so: pass.
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